Links for the Week of 2 December


The AIRC has a program for high school students to study in Rome in July of 2013: http://www.romanculture.org/page/engaging-history-high-school (via @AIRomanCulture)

A Mary Beard piece on Pompeii’s plaster casts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20407286 (via @davidjcraven)

A brief piece on the Antikythera Mechanism: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Ancient-computer-yielding-some-secrets-4063828.php (via @jntribolo)

Spending in Roman politics: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/11/citizens_united_massive_political_campaign_donations_during_the_roman_republic.html?wpisrc=sl_ipad (via @Caecilius)

A list of pop culture references to Pompeii: http://popclassicsjg.blogspot.de/2012/11/top-5-representations-of-pompeii.html (via @Nihil_Novi_Net)

A short piece about the end of Pompeii: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/rosetta-stones/2012/11/27/how-pompeii-perished/ (via @DrKillgrove and @jntribolo)

Ostia Antica has a new website: http://www.ostiaantica.beniculturali.it/en/index.php (via @SaveRome)

A piece on how Latin lives on: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/09/how-latin-outlived-the-romans/ (via @DHSBClassics)


About Lydia Haile Fassett

Lydia is the Editor of CANEPress and is currently on maternity leave from teaching Latin and Classics at Academy Hill School in Springfield, MA. Her research interests include the use of technology in the classroom, Roman textiles, the Classical tradition, and Suetonius. Follow her on Twitter via @magistrahf.